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Dr. (M/S) Swapna Mahapatra

Swapna Mahapatra Name : Swapna Mahapatra
Designation : Professor & HEAD
Qualification : M. Sc. (Physics), Ph.D. (High Energy Physics)
Phone No. : +91-9437305305
E-mail ID : swapna(dot)mahapatra(at)gmail(dot)com, swapna(at)iopb(dot)res(dot)in

  • High Energy Physics
  • Gravitation and Cosmology

  • Particle Physics
  • Field Theory
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • General Theory of Relativity
  • Electrodynamics
  • Computational Methods in Physics
  • Ph.D. Guidance
    • Continuing - 03
  • M. Phil. Guidance
    • Awarded : 10
    • Continuing : 02
1 Two neutral Z bosons in an SO(10) supergravity model, Swapna Mahapatra and Snigdha Mishra and S. P. Misra, Phys. Rev. D 30, p2019 (1984) (USA).
2 Grand Unification and supergravity in SO(10), Swapna Mahapatra, S. P. Misra, Phys. Rev. D 31, p656 (1985) (USA).
3 Fermion condensates and weak symmetry breaking in a superstring based model, Swapna Mahapatra and S. P. Misra, Phys. Rev. D 33, p3464 (1986) (USA).
4 Supergravity induced E(8) gauge hierarchies, Swapna Mahapatra and B. B. Deo, Phys. Rev. D 38, p3554 (1988) (USA).
5 Covariant one-loop amplitude on an annulus, Swapna Mahapatra and J. J. Rajasekaran, p1-19 (1989) (SLAC Library, USA).
6 A six point amplitude for open ten-dimensional superstring in bosonic formulation, Swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 4 (1989), p47 (Singapore).
7 SU(3) SU(2) U(1)n from a Z(4) orbifold model, Swapna Mahapatra, Phys. Lett. B 223, p47 (1989) (North Holland).
8 Even integer lattices from simply laced GKO cosets, Charanjit S. Aulakh and Swapna Mahapatra, International Journal of Mod. Phys. A 6, p3781-3796 (1991) (Singapore).
10 Construction of physical states of nontrivial ghost number in C 1 string theory, Camillo Imbimbo, Swapna Mahapatra and Sunil Mukhi, Nucl. Phys. B 375, p399-420 (1992) (North Holland).
11 Four dimensional two-brane solution in chiral gauged Wess-Zumino-Witten model, Swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 7, p2999-3006 (1992) (Singapore).
12 Target space interpretation of new moduli in 2D string theory, Swapna Mahapatra, Sudipta Mukherji and Anirvan M. Sengupta, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 7, p3119-3128 (1992) (Singapore).
13 Three point functions of nonunitary minimal matter coupled to gravity, Debashis Ghoshal and swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 8, p197-208 (1993)(Singapore).
14 On the rotating charged black string solution, Swapna Mahapatra, Phys. Rev. D 50, p947-951 (1994) (USA).
15 Exact duality and nilpotent gauging, Alok Kumar and Swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 9, p925-934 (1994) (Singapore).
16 Tachyon condensates and anisotropic Universe, Swapna Mahapatra and Sudipta Mukherji, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 10, p183-192 (1995) (Singapore).
17 Duality and self-dual triplet solutions in Euclidean gravity, Swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 11, p2669-2680 (1996) (Singapore).
18 D-instantons and black holes in N=2, D=4 supergravity, Klaus Behrndt, Dieter Luest, Ingo Gaida, Swapna Mahapatra and Thomas Mohaupt, in "Theory of Ele-mentary particles", Buckow, p77-85 (1997) (Invited talk in Buckow, Germany).
19 A tachyonic extension of the stringy no go theorem, Swapna Mahapatra, Karmadeva Maharana and Lambodar P. singh, Phys. Rev. D 55, p6600-6602 (1997) (USA).
20 String propagation in four dimensional dyonic black hole background, Swapna Mahapatra, Phys. Rev. D 55, p6403-6408 (1997) (USA).
21 From Type IIA black holes to T dual type IIB D instantons in N=2, D=4 super-gravity, Klaus Behrndt, Ingo Gaida, Dieter Luest, Swapna Mahapatra and Thomas Mohaupt, Nucl. Phys. B 508, p659-699 (1997) (North Holland).
22 Planetoid Strings: solutions and perturbations, Sayan Kar and Swapna Mahapatra, Class. Quant. Grav. 15, p1421-1436 (1998) (UK).
23 Black holes and op transitions in M theory on Calabi-Yau threefolds, Ingo Gaida, Swapna Mahapatra, Thomas Mohaupt and Wafic Sabra, Class. Quant. Grav. 16, p419-433 (1999) (UK).
24 Eiguchi-Hanson metric from various limits, Swapna Mahapatra, e-print: hep-th/9908048, p1-12 (1999).
27 Supersymmetric con gurations in Euclidean Freedman-Schwarz model, Swapna Mahapatra and Harvendra Singh, Phys. Lett. B 486, p322-328 (2000) (North Holland).
28 Intersecting six-branes from new seven manifolds with G(2) holonomy, Klaus Behrndt, Gianguido Dall'Agata, Dieter Lust and Swapna Mahapatra, JHEP 0208, 027, p1-25 (2002) (Springer, Germany).
29 De Sitter vacua from N=2 gauged supergravity, Klaus Behrndt and Swapna Mahapatra, JHEP 0401, 068, p1-25 (2004) (UK).
30 On the relation between BPS solutions in 4D and 5D, Klaus Behrndt, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso and Swapna Mahapatra, Int. Jour. Mod. Phys. D 10, p1603-1618 (2006) (Singapore) (Invited Plenary talk in "Einstein's Legacy in the new millennium").
31 Exploring the relation between 4D and 5D BPS solutions, Klaus Behrndt, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso and Swapna Mahapatra, Nucl. Phys. B 732, p200-223 (2006) (North Holland).
32 Black hole entropy functions and attractor equations, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Bernard de Wit and Swapna Mahapatra, JHEP 0703, 085, p1-22 (2008) (Springer, Germany).
33 Moduli and (un)attractor black hole thermodynamics, Dumitru Astefanesei, Kevin Goldstein and Swapna Mahapatra, Gen.Rel.Grav.40, p2069-2105 (2008) (UK).
34 The mixed black hole partition function for the STU model, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Justin R. David, Bernard de Wit and Swapna Mahapatra, JHEP 0812, 086, p1-16 (2008) (Springer, Germany).
35 Subleading and nonholomorphic corrections to N = 2 BPS black hole entropy, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Bernard de Wit and Swapna Mahapatra, JHEP 0902, 006, p1-47 (2009) (Springer, Germany).
36 BPS black holes, the Hesse potential and the topological string, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Bernard de Wit and Swapna Mahapatra, Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) 1006, 052, p1-29 (2010) (Springer, Germany).
37 Non-holomorphic deformations of special geometry and their applications,Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Bernard de Wit and Swapna Mahapatra, Springer Proc.Phys. 144, p1-58 (2013) (Springer, Germany).
38 A simple technique for gamma ray and cosmic ray spectroscopy using plastic scin-tillator, Akhilesh P. Nandan, Sharmili Rudra, Himangshu Neog, S. Biswas, S. Ma-hapatra, B. Mohanty, P. K. Samal, arXiv:1407.7181 [physics.ins-det] (2014).
39 Deformations of special geometry: in search of the topological string, Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Bernard de Wit and Swapna Mahapatra, JHEP 09, 096, p1-45 (2014) (Springer, Germany).
40 Physics Potential of the ICAL detector at the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) ICAL Collaboration p1-134, e-Print: arXiv:1505.07380 [physics.ins-det] (2015).
41 Accretion of radiation and rotating Primordial black holes, Swapna Mahapatra, Bibekananda Nayak  (2015) (accepted for publication).
26 Noncommutativity in linear dilaton background, Sandip Bhattacharyya, Alok Ku-mar and Swapna Mahapatra, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 16 p2263-2272 (2001) (Singapore).
25 Supersymmetric con gurations in Euclidean Freedman-Schwarz model, Swapna Mahapatra and Harvendra Singh, Phys. Lett. B 486, p322-328 (2000) (North Holland).
9 Perturbed superpotentials for coset models, Swapna Mahapatra, Phys. Lett. B 264, p50-56 (1991) (North Holland).

International 7; National 10

1 L.K.Panda Award for securing highest mark in Predoctoral Diploma (Institute of Physics).
2 Predoctoral Fellowship (Institute of Physics) (1982-83).
3 Doctoral Fellowship (Institute of Physics) (1983-90).
4 CSIR Scientist Pool grant (1994-1996).
5 Postdoctoral Fellowship (Institute of Mathematical Sciences) (1992-94).
6 Postdoctoral Fellowship (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) (1990-92).
7 Bhagyalaxmi Memorial Gold Medal of Utkal University (1979) for securing 1st position in Physics Hons.
8 Rai Bahadur B.N.Mishra Gold Medal of Utkal University (1979)(Best Lady  Graduate).
9 Bijay Govinda Smaraki  Vigyan Award (2005).
10 Mahamaya Pattanaik Smruti Sanman, Vigyan Prachar Samiti (2009).
11 Associate Faculty, ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore (2014-2017).
12 Adjunct faculty,  Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad (2011-2014).
13 Max Planck Fellowship, Germany (2006, 2008, 2010, 2014).
14 Harvard Fellowship, USA (2003).
15 CERN Visiting Scientist, Switzerland (1995, 2012).
16 ICTP Associateship, Trieste, Italy (1996-2003).
17 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany (1996-1997, 2005, 2013).

  • Predoctoral Diploma in Advanced Physics (Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar): 1982-83
  • Doctoral  Scholar (Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar) : 1983-1990
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay) : 1990-1992
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Madras) : 1992-1994
  • CSIR Scientist Pool (Utkal University) :1994-1996
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Berlin, Germany) : 1996-1997
  • Lecturer, Dept of Physics, Utkal University : 1997-2001
  • Senior Lecturer, Dept of Physics, Utkal University: 2001-2005
  • Reader, Dept of Physics, Utkal University: 2005-2010
  • Professor , Dept of Physics, Utkal University: Since February 2010
  • Research Publications
    • International Journals : 37
    • International Conference Proceedings : 4
    • INO-ICAL Collaboration Physics White Paper : arXiv:1505.07380(hep-expt), 134 pages (2015
  • National Collaboration : INO-India based Neutrino Observatory
  • Seminars/Conference/Workshops Organized : International - 7
  • Visiting Scientist  at International Institutions
    • International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
    • CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Harvard University, USA
    • Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
    • University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
    • Institute for Theoretical Physics, Tehran, Iran
    • NIKHEF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • LAPP, Annecy, France
    • Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany
    • Max Planck Institute-Albert Einstein Institute for Gravitational Physics, Berlin, Germany
  • Contribution To Administration:
    • Prof. In charge, R&D:  2014 - 
    • Head, Dept of Physics : 2010-2012;  2014-
    • Chairperson, Boad of Studies, Physics:  2010-2012;  2014-
    • Chairperson, Subject Research Committee, Physics:  2010-2012;  2014-
    • Member, University Research Committee:  2014 -
    • Member, Board of Studies, Physics, Ravenshaw University
    • Member, Core Committee, DST-SERC School in High Energy Physics (2001-2005)
  • Extension Work
    • Relief work during Supercyclone
    • Member, Advisory Committee, Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, Odisha